Counselling Services

Whether it’s study, relationships or money worries, life can be challenging at times. As a student, you will have access to a free and confidential counselling service through Inspire Student Wellbeing to help you work through any issues you may be experiencing.

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On Campus Counselling

Counselling is a safe place where you can talk with an independent and trained professional and begin to explore issues that are causing you difficulty. Counselling is about helping you to find the answers to improve your own mental wellbeing and keeping healthy as you progress through college and beyond.

Drop-in counselling sessions are offered at Armagh, Lurgan & Newry campuses

Campus Counsellor Day Time Location
Armagh Angela McCabe Mallon Tuesday 12pm - 2pm ARM-0-12 (Ground floor, 3rd meeting room)
Lurgan Louisa McMenemy Thursday 1pm - 3pm LM-0-10 (Ground floor, Lurgan)
Newry Stanley Blain *Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
Model (Newry) Stanley Blain *Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am Gym (Ground floor)

Please note the Counsellor will visit Newry West and Model campus on alternate weeks as per dates below:

Counselling Schedule for Newry West & Model campuses

Date Campus Room
21st Feb Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
28th Feb Model Gym (Ground floor)
7th March Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
14th March Model Gym (Ground floor)
21st March Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
28th March Model Gym (Ground floor)
18th April Model Gym (Ground floor)
25th April Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
2nd May Model Gym (Ground floor)
9th May Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
16th May Model Gym (Ground floor)
23rd May Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)
30th May Model Gym (Ground floor)
6th June Newry West Learning Resource Centre (NNW-1-04H)

Telephone/Email Service

The counselling service is available to students, 24/7. Students can call 0800 389 5362 to speak to a professional counsellor.

Alternatively, you can email and arrange for someone to contact you.

Online Support Hub

The Inspire Student Online Support Hub gives students instant access to a range of information and resources, tailored specifically to help care for your individual wellbeing needs.

You can also create a bespoke wellbeing care plan to help you manage difficult experiences. More information can be found at (SRC PIN: SRCHUB!).

Useful Contacts

We urge students to speak to someone they trust or reach out for help if they are going through a difficult time. Other useful contacts include: